Note: Basic Panel checks for electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride, and CO2), creatinine, and glucose.
What amazes me is how your mind can one day absolutely hate the treadmill and the next love and cherish this robotic machine. I must admit that last night when I stepped on board I was a bit nervous but after the 3rd mile I was feeling more comfortable. One 20 oz. electrolyte drink and one 20oz. bottle of water was consumed during the 10 miles I ran. I ran a slower pace at 9:30 per mile and checked my heart rate every 2 miles. All went well and I felt so wonderful once I had completed my run.
I will continue to take in more electrolytes during the day as well as while I run. This has been the root of evil for me and I am ready to learn and move forward.
Tonight I will run 12 miles and then see what Saturday brings me. Next weekend I can return to running outdoors so until then I will be grateful for the treadmill. All it takes is the right mental focus and anything can be done. My focus is the upcoming 54 mile Ultra and I will do whatever it takes to stay healthy and reach my goal.